Tie Dye Cookies

tie dye cooking

Using a sugar cookie dough recipe you can create some fun tie dye inspired cookies. We'll show you how to make tie dye cookies and how to make these ideas into  theme cooking activities.

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Making Tie Dye Dough Cookies

You will need:
Ingredients: Prep your sugar cookie dough and divide dough into 3-4 sections depending on how many colors you'd like to work with we've done 4 here. Add a drop of food coloring of your choice to each of the cookie sections and knead the color in. If you'd like a marbled effect like we have don't knead too long just enough to have a swirled color effect.
tie dye dough
Roll each color into a log. Stack on top of each other and twist colors together.
tie dye logs
making dough
tie dye dough
Slice cookies about 1/2 inch thick and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until you see bottoms turning golden brown.
tie dye cookies

Making Rainbow Fish Cookies

You will need:
  • sugar cookie dough
  • food coloring or coloring gels
  • rolling pin
  • extra flour for rolling out
  • cookie sheets
Turn these cookies into a reading and cooking with books activities. Follow the steps above to color your dough. Roll each color into a log and twist colors together. Roll out with a rolling pin
dough log
Using a *fish cookie cutter cut out fish shapes from cookie dough and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until you see bottoms turning golden brown.
rainbow fish
*We didn't have a fish cookie cutter so used a piece of heavy cardstock and cut out a simple fish pattern.

Combine this cooking activity with the book Rainbow Fish for a cooking and reading experience.

rainbow fish rainbow fish

More Cooking Activities

These tie dye inspired cookies would also work well for a fiesta theme party, Easter egg cookies or a cookie decorating party.

Try this similar recipe for Tie Dye Cupcakes.
tie dye cupcakes

Try pinwheel cookies, using this same idea of coloring cookie dough.
pinwheel cookies

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